Wednesday, October 14, 2009

WAG Qualification LIVE!

Here we go, here we go, here we go...

And already I need a change of pants!

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Subdivision 1: Georgia Bonora


She's in the "sparkly pink" leotard.
(Thanks, K.)
Bonora (AUS) VT: FTY (hop).

From IG:

Georgia Bonora AUS opened on vault--Yurchenko full with the usual rebound on the landing--5.0/8.5/13.4 yes the now normal new middle line deduction of .1


Scores seem quite low thus far in this session. COULD Lauren be met with 'later subdivision score boosting', the likes of which we've seen in Worlds and Olympics past?

UB comaneci, clear hip to undershoot, open legs on giants, double front with big step forward and squat landing. Score 12.9.


BB wolf jump, switch leap - back tuck, free aerial, flic – layout, onodi, side somi (wobble), free cartwheel, ro – double pike off (low chest and step fwd).13.25


She's 6th overall after 3 rotations.

FX full in (oob landed, chest low), double back (hop), triple spin, 1 ½ through 2/1 (landed oob), double pike dismount.


Ohhhhh crap.


Bonora AUS on Floor--Full in mount but stepped out of the area, tuck double, 2 3/4 flat foot turn, 1 1/2 step out to full out of the area, double pike landed low and stepped forward. 5.2-7.225/.6 neutral--11.825


Might've been the ankles playing up? Or something? She's now 7th AA after that subdivision. I just want to go give her a hug! It's like Dasha in Beijing all over again!

Buck up, GBo! You did your best!

Subdivision 2: Shona Morgan, Larrissa Miller

Morgan (AUS) BB split jump –wolf jump, free aerial – flic – layout, switch leap – rulfova, ½ split leap (fall), switch ring leap, side aerial (fall), side somi, ro – double pike off (step back). 11.025


Oh wow.

I jinxed it, didn't I.

I disappeared for TEN MINUTES and this happens. Poor Shona.

Morgan VT during warm up she landed very short her BAITOVA and injured herself, she is still on the floor trying to get up, her knee is in pain and she is crying.

She was stretchered out after being seen to by a huddle of medics.

Oh, I do hope she's ok. CAN YOU HEAR ME FROM WHERE YOU ARE SHONA? WE LOVE YOU, GET BETTER SOON!!!!

I hope Larrissa and Lauren don't get rattled by this. They deserve to go on and do well for Shona as well as themselves. Sorry to get all Remember The Titans on you. This was NOT the Worlds any of us were hoping for! Oh this is awful so far. I know I always say "don't sound the death knell" but yeesh, at the rate we're going, Lauren could be hit by lightning just walking into the arena when the time comes.

Please gymgods, let the world right itself again and let the Aussies have some redemption.

Ok, can't dwell on the bad stuff.

It's Larrissa's time to shine!

Holy crap, IG says

Sorry we missed Larrissa Miller on Bars where she scored 6.1-8.55--14.65 which is the highest score there so far!!!!


And then...

stalder 1/1 – Gienger, undershoot, good lines, stalder ½ - Jaeger, full in (stuck). Good.

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

ouch 12.9 for georgia on bars.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the scores are really harsh. Hopefully loz does benefit from the later subdivision.

Anonymous said...

13.25 BB for G, sounds like she may have difficulty making the AA after all.

Anonymous said...

Could someone remind me - how many make the all-around final? Is it just 8?
Thanks
MH

Anonymous said...

MH 24 ppl make the AA final and top eight make event finals

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I knew I got 8 from somewhere
MH

Anonymous said...

After 3 rotations Georgia is in 4th lace as Dragoi is not competing on all 4 events.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, the low landings etc would seem to indicate perhaps a lack of fitness, which would make sense coming back from the injury. I think it's promising that she hasn't fallen...we KNOW she can do all these skills, so sounds like it will just be a matter of a bit more time!

Go girls! We are supporting you!

Anonymous said...

Maybe georgia is doing ok!as every1 is scoring incredebly low.yyl scored top score 14.3 for beam with an amazing routine.this is whack

Anonymous said...

yes, I think that kills her AA hopes. Her two OOB landings cost her 1.0.

nade00 said...

FX score 11.825

If she had managed even a 12.8 she would have made the AA I think but not now.

nade00 said...

She is 7th after that sub.

So disappointed for her, going into floor she was in a great position to finish 3rd or 4th AA. Hope she is not too upset, at least she hit her other events well. Sounds like she just wasn't quite ready to perform at her best level. I am always impressed with how she never falls on beam too!

boba said...

what is a hint of lemon myrtle?

Anonymous said...

2 falls? very disapponting

Anonymous said...

Shona 11.025

Anonymous said...

F#@k that sucks so wanted shona in the beam final.She came close in 07.Damn it sucks cos post olympic yr is such a great opp to shot for a final/medal.Keep training hard shona!

Anonymous said...

well she had the opportunity but didn't capitalise so there's not much to be said really.

Anonymous said...

wow, the way things are going, we will be aiming for a wildcard position come 2012 olympics. Currently, i think Australia will be on par with the team from Bermuda. We better not finish last at commonwealth games :(.

Anonymous said...

I am just shocked that Peggy would put such a poorly prepared team out on the floor. We should not have people getting execution scores in the 5.0 range. I can't believe this is happening!

Anonymous said...

shona fell twice on beam! ouch

Anonymous said...

What is the qualifying competition for the Olympic Games 2012? Is it just one competition or a few?

Mez said...

Don't sound the death knell yet. The falls were unfortunate but she's still got 3 rotations to go!

I'll be interested to see how Larrissa goes, given that two Olympic and World Champ 'veterans' fumble.

C'mon ShoMo!

Anonymous said...

is larissa not competing one apparatus - just wondering why no results after rot 1

Mez said...

Shona is doing vault in rot 3, Larrissa bars in rot 4.

Anonymous said...

So Shona's not doing floor?

Mez said...

My bad. Got confused and thought she was doing AA. She's not. Just vault and beam, if the quick hit sites are to be believed.

Anonymous said...

Guys dont panic about 2012!georgia and shona have had a bad day so what!we know what their capable of!every time an aussie team screws up every1 is blaming peggy or shitting themselves.Unfortunately sometimes things dont go a teams way and cos we have little depth we sometimes have to use injured athletes.Were doing a good job gymnastics wise for a population our size.our team will bounce back and we still have loza tonight!GOOD LUCK

Anonymous said...

fuck shona injured in vault warm up!

Anonymous said...

carried out of arena on stretcher

Anonymous said...

It sounds like it could be serious too

Ozeflipper said...

Noooooo!

Anonymous said...

Nooooooooo! Poor Shona!

Anonymous said...

Sad that all the girls on the tour are there to see it too. It is just a real dampener. I hope Shona is ok.

Anonymous said...

Oh No is this true? Where are you getting this information from?

Anonymous said...

i heard that its her knee

Anonymous said...

terrible terrible terrible news.

Anonymous said...

Levels girls get excited.The elite girls are broke and dead by 2012!

Ozeflipper said...

I'm getting it from the all around website http://www.the-all-around.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64:2009-worlds-wag-qualifying-subdivision-two&catid=4:news&Itemid=22

Anonymous said...

It makes me so sad given she said she was so excited to show off her new vaults. She was a shoo-in for event finals too, and she has never made an event final before. I really just can't believe her bad luck.

lovegym99 said...

what a horrible, gutless, mean spirited and of course anonymous comment, anon 11.55

Anonymous said...

Sorry as soon as i posted i realised it wasnt funny.More a critism of the system. i love Shona and defently wish her a speedy recovery!u came back from an achilles in 06 and i hope u can come cack just as strongly for 2010!good luck

Anonymous said...

Well put lovegym99.

I couldn't believe when I read the comment from anon 11.55. Perhaps its time for you to go to bed anon 11.55.

Anonymous said...

At least he/she apologised and cleared things up. I hope Shona's ok. Let's all send her our positive thoughts.

lovegym99 said...

Thank you for posting back anon. We all sometimes post things that don't come out the way we intended. I appreciate you clearing that up. Good luck to all the girls, present and future.

lovegym99 said...

Only 1 UB competitor before Larrissa on the All around commentary. I hope she hits her routine.

lovegym99 said...

super bars routine from Larrissa MILLER (AUS)from the FIG Live commentary

Anonymous said...

yay well done Larrissa! Thank you Jesus!

Anonymous said...

larissa highest score so far 14.65!amazing

lovegym99 said...

wow!!!

nade00 said...

honestly, I really needed that. I am so thrilled for her. So so thrilled. Even if she misses finals she knows that she went out in that huge arena at her first big meet and hit that routine cold. And that is what it is all about! I doubted her selection and let me tell you that I am eating my words. She has done us so proud.

Anonymous said...

OMG Love you Riss love mum

Anonymous said...

Miller (AUS) UB stalder 1/1 – Gienger, undershoot, good lines, stalder ½ - Jaeger, full in (stuck). Good.

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Awww cute mum :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you eating your words, Nade. I kept telling you Larrissa was a great bar worker, but you wouldn't listen! The video you shot of her at Nationals was shot from the wrong angle. Seen from the side (the angle from which the judges view routines), she really is spectacular. She has the most astonishing lines. Glad to see they were rewarded properly today.

nade00 said...

Hehe fair enough. I didn't think her routine would score as well as it did, so that has been a nice surprise.

I think it is just amazing for her to go out there the rotation after her teammate got stretchered off and hit it cold. AMAZING! She has come such a long way in a year.

Anonymous said...

She really has! What a champion! I had a feeling she might surprise us all actually since she is something of a blank slate, free from the pressure the others have probably placed on themselves and had placed on them by others. She is probably stoked just to be there and that wouldve served her well going into competition.
I hope she and Lauren continue to do well!
Brinds

Mez said...

Hi Larrissa's mum!

Thanks for stopping by! You're welcome anytime! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mez now I have to try get some sleep work tomorrow.How I wish I was there to see her.